There are more than half a dozen San Gabriel Valley communities that are forced to use jammed north and south streets because the holier-than-thou city of South Pasadena has blocked completion of the 710 Freeway for 30 years.
For 30 years, South Pasadena has been kicking sand in the faces of residents from Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Pasadena, Monrovia and Arcadia. These cities have committed portions within their boundaries to provide freeways to all travelers, including our non-reciprocating neighbors in South Pasadena.
Once more these separatists are campaigning with distortions, political threats and megabucks to keep the 710 Freeway out of their back yard for another 30 years.
Their mayor pro tem's (Evelyn Fierro) letter to the editor Aug. 3 should serve as a red flag to all San Gabriel Valley residents.